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Monsieur Ibrahim

Rating:R (for some sexual content)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:February 13, 2004
Running time:94 minutes
Cast:Omar Sharif, Gilbert Melki, Pierre Boulanger, Lola Naymark, Isabelle Adjani
Director:Fran├žois Dupeyron
Producer:Laurent Petin, Michele Petin
Writer:Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Fran├žois Dupeyron
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: During the early 1960s, Paris was an explosion of life. As the old gave way to the new, everything was in flux and the city was filled with an energy that promised cultural shifts and social change. Against this background, in a working class neighborhood, two unlikely characters--a young Jew and an elderly Muslim--begin a friendship. When we meet Moise, also known as Momo, he is in effect an orphan even tough he lives with prostitutes who treat him with genuine affection. Momo buys his groceries at the neighborhood shop, a crowded dark space owned and run by Ibrahim, a silent exotic looking man who sees and knows more than he lets on. After Momo is abandoned by his father, Ibrahim becomes the one grownup in Momo's life. Together they begin a journey that will change their lives forever.

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